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    38 dead felines in ‘cat lover’s’ freezer

    NewsAnimal CrueltyFriday 30 September 2011

    A man from Auckland, New Zealand, aged 77, has been charged with animal cruelty after officers found 38 dead cats inside his freezer. 

    The elderly man is said to have wrapped the dead bodies of the cats in newspaper and fabric and stored them with his food in freezers and two fridges for at least three years. According to the police, the owner of the cats put them to the freezer as he did not have time to bury them. This shocking discovery was made when the police visited the man’s house in December 2010. Animal rescue organization’s officers found 19 cats alive, 17 cats kept in cages in horrible conditions and other 23 felines roaming around in the downstairs unit.

    The SPCA seized all the cats and has treated 22 for severe infections. The man has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.

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